4-H Shooting Sports
4-H Shooting Sports
Ask your local Extension agent for the most recent copy of the 4-H Shooting Sports Event Handbook (Extension Publication 2752).
4-H Shooting Sports is a national program with 428,020 young people taking part, making it one of the largest shooting education programs in the United States. Here in Mississippi, 4-H Shooting Sports involves thousands of kids and continues to grow annually. An established core of over 700 adult volunteer instructors and 4-H agents provide training and leadership for our program throughout the state. So you want to join 4-H?
Select a discipline below to learn more.
The bow and arrow have helped shape the history of the world, and the challenge and fun of archery continue today. This competitive sport teaches patience, skill, repetition, and attention to detail.
Smokepole and frontstuffer are just a couple of the names used to describe this fun and exciting discipline. You will learn how to use this firearm as well as how to clean and care for it.
Through the 4-H Shooting Sports Program, you will learn the safe and correct way to use handguns. Steady hands and a keen eye will help you “keep on target.”
Keep your eye on the target, control your breathing, and squeeze the trigger. In the rifle discipline, you’ll learn to use your body to steady your shooting form and improve marksmanship.
Pull! Few things can compare to the feeling of watching a clay target flying through the air to be broken by a well-placed shot. The shotgun discipline helps develop hand-eye coordination.
Do you want to learn to identify wildlife, call to game, select camo, and plan for a camping trip? These are just a few of the things you’ll learn as you “travel the trails” in this discipline!
2023 NE Region 4-H Shooting Sports Event
2022 4-H Shooting Sports
2022 NE Region 4-H Shooting Sports Event
2021 4-H Shooting Sports State Invitational Event Final Scores
“Slow down. Relax. Focus. Find your balance. Imagine your problems are the arrow, but you are the bow. The string is God’s power, handling all the work. The bow holds the string that shoots the arrow.”
When Johnny O. Scott was approached 5 years ago about volunteering to lead a group of young people interested in practicing archery, he jumped at the chance.
Pearl River County 4-H’er excels at 4-H National Shooting Sports competition
If Dad considers himself a “gun person,” but Mom sees herself as “gun-shy,” what should their son do if he’s dreaming of a career in the military?
Hinds County 4-H’er learns patience, persistence through rifle competition
When a heart condition kept Brandy Barnes from playing basketball, she ramped up her dedication to 4-H shooting sports.
4-H Shooting Sports teaches teen character and generosity
Quitman native Taivon Collins learned an important life lesson when he broke his gun during a 4-H shooting sports competition.
“If life gives you lemons,” he says, “you get a new .22 rifle.